Jeff Petzak

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Mindfulness in the Classroom- Finger Labyrinth Meditation

Labyrinths have been around for over 4,000 years with labyrinth stone wall carvings, clay tablets and coins dating back to the Bronze Age. Labyrinths …

Mindfulness

7 Kettlebell Workouts That’ll Tone Your Whole Bod

A good HIIT workout is definitely efficient and cardio activities are our jam, but when the routine starts to get a little stale sometimes you gotta mix it up. Insert kettlebells: cast-iron weights complete with a handle made for swing and release movements. This hot piece of equipment is sure to …

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

Zero Belly Recipe: Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

This delicious recipe for a lunchtime (or anytime) soup couldn't be easier. It's just one of the 150+ belly-flattening recipes in the best-selling …

Food

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Shade Loving Perennials - You May Not Have Heard of Before.

<i>Learn about 7 easy to grow shade loving perennials, a little out of the norm that you will definitely want to add to this years wish list for the</i> …

Intermittent fasting was one of the biggest diet trends of 2017 — here's what you should know if you're planning to try it in the New Year

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked about diet trends in 2017.<p>There's the 5:2, where you eat what you want for five days of the week but restrict your calorie intake to just 500 a day on two days. There's also the 16:8, which sees you eat within an eight-hour period, then fast for the …

Nutrition

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Education

An Excellent Resource to Enhance Students Reading and Writing Skills

CommonLit is a free website that helps students develop advanced reading and writing skills. It serves hundreds of thousands of students in …

Education Technology

15 Lazy Dinners That Involve Just One Skillet

I find that winter makes me more lazy than I'd like to be, thanks to the combination of it getting dark at 5 p.m. and the bitter cold temperatures. …

Cooking

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

It Was The Best Of Fries, It Was The Worst Of Fries: Charles Dickens, Food Scribe

It was February 1824, and Charles Dickens was hungry. With his father, John Dickens, jailed in the Marshalsea Prison over a debt of 40 pounds, 12-year-old Charles begrudgingly quit school to work at Warren's Blacking Factory in London. His family, who was forced to move into the prison with their …

Literature

SMART lab tutorial

Create interactive learning experiences in less than five minutes that will engage and amaze your students. SMART lab and SMART response 2 feature a …

Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …

Los Angeles

Instead of detention, these students get meditation

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged.<p>He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent him here, to Robert W. …

Mindfulness

The new Mac Pro is out -- wait, that's a Samsung?

Samsung quietly reveals the "ArtPC Pulse Premium" -- a consumer-friendly desktop with a built-in Harmon Kardon speaker system, decent specs and a very Apple-esque shape.<p>Recently, all the news about Samsung seems to revolve around the Note 7 and its problematic battery. Though, it should be noted …

MacBook

Mindfulness in The Classroom – Mindful Singing

Mindfulness is about allowing yourself to be in the moment. It is allowing yourself to accept this moment without judgement and wallow in the present.<p>…

Mindfulness

A Teacher’s Mindfulness- Mindfulness To Do List

My school year started last week with two days of teacher training. There were many things on the agenda as you would expect.<p>At the beginning of the …

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

Happiness

When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City.<p>Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer afternoon, about 35 educators from the U.S. and at …

Mindfulness

What We Can Learn From Michael Phelps About ADHD

At age 31, Michael Phelps has had an astonishing career as an Olympic gold medalist swimmer. As flag bearer for the United States team at the Rio …

The Kettlebell Weight Loss Workout

If you want to minimize your time in the gym and maximize your calorie burn and results, grab a pair of kettlebells. Most exercises using the …

Workouts

20 Best Recipes for Your Perfect Salmon

The thing about salmon is that no matter how you cook it, it’s always a healthy, delicious and easy to make dish. That’s what we love about it the …

One Pot Chicken and Mexican Rice #Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 boneless, skinless, Chicken thighs ( you can use breasts if you prefer)<br>1 tsp Salt<br>½ tsp Pepper<br>1 Tbsp + ½ tsp Cumin<br>1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Chili …

Learn to Run a Fast Mile With This Training Plan

If you’re bored with running down long stretches of road, here’s your chance to add some variety by taking your running to the track. Nike’s latest …

Marathons

Basic Strength and Muscle Weight Training Program

This is one in a series of regular weight training programs. Each program is optimized for a specific outcome including general fitness, weight loss, …

Formula E

How Graphic Organizers Increase Critical Thinking | Synonym

Graphic organizers help students organize their thoughts on paper.<p>Graphic organizers help students at all levels process and arrange their thoughts …

Critical Thinking